February 24, 2016

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em: Week 17: There are seven national games this week, beginning tonight on ESPN with the Wizards at the Bulls and ending Saturday on ABC with the Warriors at the Thunder. Howard_T holds a dominating lead but the scrappy Rcade is poised for an unexpected surge, just like John Kasich.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:54 AM - 7 comments

ResultCLE by 9POR by 13OKC by 26US by 3W by 23IND by 3UTA by 18GS by 3CLE by 23CHI by 11
Margin6 to 129 to 1718 to 342 to 416 to 302 to 413 to 232 to 416 to 308 to 14

NoMich wins the week with 58, climbing out of the cellar and only five points out of third.

Howard_TCLE8 OKC++ USW   GS   CHI 43595
Ufez Jones  POR OKC++ US       GS   CHI838556
tron7CLE++  OKC US       GS   CHI1638515
NoMichCLE+++POROKC US W     GS CLE CHI1458511
rcadeCLE    US W         CHI++ 30493


Pick the winner and spread for each game. Score 5 points if the team wins, 3 more points if your spread is close and another 2 if you hit the spread exactly.

At your option, make one game a slam dunk to triple your score in victory or lose 5 points in defeat.

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This Week's Games

Wed.Feb. 248 p.m. ETWashington at ChicagoESPN
Wed.Feb. 2410:30 p.m. ETSan Antonio at SacramentoESPN
Thu.Feb. 258 p.m. ETOklahoma City at New OrleansTNT
Thu.Feb. 2510:30 p.m. ETHouston at PortlandTNT
Fri.Feb. 268 p.m. ETChicago at AtlantaESPN
Fri.Feb. 2610:30 p.m. ETMemphis at L.A. LakersESPN
Sat.Feb. 278:30 p.m. ETGolden State at Oklahoma CityABC

Seven games this week, including a Thunder/Warriors rematch in Oklahoma City eight days after Golden State won by 8 at home. Memphis goes to L.A. -- could this be the week the Lakers finally beat somebody in a national game? Probably not. But Chicago/Atlanta and Houston/Portland look like nice competitive games.

posted by rcade at 10:55 AM on February 24, 2016

Feb. 24
Chicago by 12
San Antonio by 16 <-- slam dunk

Feb. 25
Oklahoma City by 18
Portland by 6

Feb. 26
Atlanta by 7
Memphis by 10

Feb. 27
Oklahoma City by 6

posted by rcade at 11:03 AM on February 24, 2016

Huh. I kicked a little ass in that last prediction session. Does anyone else get the feeling that rcade is throwing this? Like a tennis player, even?

WAS by 8
SAS by 18

OKC by 10
POR by 10

ATL by 7
MEM by 12

GSW by 6

posted by NoMich at 01:04 PM on February 24, 2016

Chicago by 8
San Antonio by 10

OKC by 14 (slam)
Portland by 13

Atlanta by 10
Memphis by 6

Golden State by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:08 PM on February 24, 2016

Feb 24
Chicago by 11
San Antonio by 14 - slam

Feb 25
New Orleans by 6
Portland by 11

Feb 26
Atlanta by 12
Memphis by 7

Feb 27
Golden State by 8

posted by tron7 at 02:31 PM on February 24, 2016

I really thought I had a bad week last week, and I was looking for my lead to dwindle significantly. Somehow it stayed up there, and I almost question the math involved. Not really. I think it's more like the Republican Party's nominating process. No single competitor to the leader has emerged, but that is not due to anyone's incompetence. At the risk of sounding like that certain blond-haired candidate, "I love the Pace Mannion pick-em, and I will make it great again." Enough demagoguery, let's make some picks.

24 February

Chicago by 3 in a duel between John Wall and Derrick Rose
San Antonio by 14 with a SLAM in the Delta

25 February

New Orleans by 6
Portland by 12

26 February

Atlanta by 8 The still intact Hawks don't let the trade rumors get to them.
LA Lakers by 9 Memphis without Gasol is greatly weakened.

27 February

Golden State by 17 You expected something different?

posted by Howard_T at 04:34 PM on February 24, 2016


Feb. 24
Chicago by 5
San Antonio by 16

Feb. 25
New Orleans by 4
Houston by 14

Feb. 26
Atlanta by 15
Memphis by 17

Feb. 27
Golden State by 3

posted by rcade at 08:41 AM on February 25, 2016

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